FAQs on Porcelain Veneers from your Cosmetic Dentists in Massapequa

January 14, 2017

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The cosmetic dentists in Massapequa want you to know about porcelain veneers.If your smile is marred by several different cosmetic imperfections, then maybe you should consider porcelain veneers. Made of fine dental porcelain or composite resin material, veneers are strong and durable. But perhaps more importantly they conceal the smile you have and give you the attractive smile you want. Before you decide to get porcelain veneers, Drs. Stutman, your cosmetic dentists in Massapequa, would like to answer some of the most commonly asked questions regarding this cosmetic treatment.

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Let the Massapequa Cosmetic Dentist Change Your Life!

December 28, 2015

massapequa cosmetic dentistWhen you feel good about your smile, everything around you looks a little brighter — and you do, too. In fact, adults who have attractive teeth are generally perceived by their peers as more successful, outgoing and happier overall. Don’t let imperfect teeth affect your life for the worse this year. Choose Massapequa cosmetic dentistry at South Shore Dental Care and let 2016 be the best year yet!

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For Porcelain Veneers, Massapequa, NY, Comes to South Shore Dental Care

July 27, 2015

92589293Most people can’t help but smile when they’re happy or when they see something that amuses them. But if you are one of those who immediately brings your hand to your mouth to cover your smile, then perhaps you should consider porcelain veneers from Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman at South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa Park, NY. Porcelain veneers are the modern dental wonders that cover up the smile you don’t want to share and reveal the smile you are proud to show!

Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a number of cosmetic flaws in your smile including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Teeth that are slightly broken or fractured
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Teeth with gaps in between them

Regardless of which cosmetic imperfection is causing you to hide your smile, our doctors can give you the smile of your dream with porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers or just veneers.

What is the Process for Porcelain Veneers?

To make that dream a reality, you’ll first meet with one of our dentists to discuss you smile goals. We want to know what you envision. If you want, you can even bring photos of family, friends, or celebrities whose smiles have characteristics you admire. Once we determine that you are a qualified candidate for veneers—meaning you don’t have any other outstanding dental problems that need to be taken care of first—we will take x-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth.

Then, one of our dentist will prep the teeth that will receive veneers by removing a small amount of enamel. This helps to ensure that your veneers lay flush with your other teeth and adhere well. If you are getting minimal-prep or no-prep veneers, then we will only need to etch your teeth. Once this step is completed, we’ll take another impression that will be sent to our renowned dental ceramist who will hand craft your porcelain veneers. While this is happening, you’ll wear temporaries to protect your prepped teeth and accustom you to the feeling of veneers in your mouth.

In a couple of weeks when your permanent veneers are ready, we will call you back to have them adhesively bonded to your teeth. Each veneer will be carefully examined and gently trimmed for a perfect fit. Once all of your veneers are in place, you’ll never want to hide your smile again!

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to talk to the cosmetic dentist Massapequa, NY, can trust for the best advice on enhancing your smile, then schedule an appointment with Drs. Stutman at South Shore Dental Care. Our practice welcomes patients from surrounding areas including Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.

Perfect Porcelain Veneers

June 24, 2015

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If you have significant damage to your front teeth, you may be tempted to hide your smile. Fixing chipped or cracked teeth or replacing missing teeth can be expensive and time consuming. At South Shore Dental Care we offer comprehensive dental care no matter what your oral health needs. We can restore your smile with crowns, bridges, dental implants or other restorative dentistry treatments, but for many the hours of dental work is too stressful. Porcelain veneers from the experts Dr.s Dory and Khalida Stutman can correct your smile without the time and financial commitments of restorative dentistry. We believe that all dentistry is cosmetic because a beautiful smile should be the end result of everything we do, but our traditional cosmetic dentistry services include teeth whitening, Invisalign and porcelain veneers. If you’re interested in any of our full-spectrum dental care options from pediatric to geriatric dentistry, our Massapequa Park, NY office has you covered. Call to schedule an appointment today.

How Porcelain Veneers Work

Our office prides itself on offering our patients the widest array of dental treatment options, and this includes our cosmetic dentistry services. If you are interested in having porcelain veneers placed to correct your smile esthetics, our highly skilled dentists will start by explaining the numerous options our practice can provide.

Traditional porcelain veneers require two visits. An initial consultation/examination visit allows our staff to examine your teeth and determine whether veneers are a good option to correct your bite. If you and your dentist determine that veneers are right for you, molds will be made of your teeth so a customized veneer can be milled. At South Shore Dental Care we work with the renowned dental ceramist, Jason J. Kim to produce the highest quality natural looking and feeling veneers available. Once your custom veneer is ready, you’ll come in for your second visit to place the veneer.

For patients who need minimal-prep or no-prep veneers, we work with several of the leading ultra-thin veneer brands: Lumineers, DaVinci Veneers and Durathins. These brands offer similar look and function to the traditional porcelain veneer, and still require two dental visits one to take molds of your teeth and one to apply your custom veneer. However, these veneer options are made of extremely thin layers of porcelain so less tooth preparation is needed to place the veneers.

Who Should Consider Veneers

If you have chipped, cracked or broken teeth, veneers can be a less invasive treatment option that traditional crowns to correct smile esthetic. If you have dental damage caused by tooth decay, veneers help protect against future cavities or bacteria. Patients who are not healthy enough to undergo complex dental procedures like crown and bridge therapy or dental implants, are usually able to have veneers placed with no adverse health effects. Any patient who isn’t happy with the smile they have, but doesn’t have the time or budget to undergo extensive dental restoration treatments will benefit from porcelain veneers.

Schedule an Appointment

Whatever the reason you’re considering porcelain veneers, our expert staff can help you make a dental care decision that’s right for you. A consultation with one of our skilled cosmetic dentists will thoroughly explain your options, and give you the opportunity to hear about other dental treatments to correct your bite. If you’re in need of cosmetic dentistry treatment or any dental care, our convenient Massapequa Park practice is here to help. Call to schedule a consultation today. Our practice welcomes patients form surrounding areas including Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.

Restore Your Smile with Cosmetic Veneers in Massapequa Park, NY

April 21, 2015

Are you constantly dreaming of having a stellar, vibrant smile? Do you wish you could achieve a celebrity-like smile and “wow” everyone in the room? Everyone wants a brilliant, lovely smile, but the unfortunate fact is most people do not have a radiant set of teeth. Teeth crowd together during developmental stages and experience stains from food and beverages. Others experience oral injuries, i.e. chipped or cracked teeth, which pushes the dreams of a perfect smile further and further away. Luckily, The Luminous Smile at South Shore Dental Care, located in Massapequa Park, NY, can restore your smile and help you achieve the picture-perfect set of teeth with cosmetic veneers.

What are Veneers?

179318040No one has a natural set of perfect teeth. Outside of the crowding/spacing of development and stains received from food, teeth will naturally turn into a dull, yellow color. This can cause a lot of frustration for those seeking whiter, more aesthetically pleasing teeth, and it can have a negative effect on self-esteem. Porcelain veneers, offered by the expert duo of Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman, can correct these imperfections with a simple treatment. Veneers are simply thin, personalized pieces of porcelain, which are bonded to teeth, correcting chips and cracks in teeth, fixing size or color issues, and presenting a perfect, white look for the teeth.

What is the Procedure for Getting Veneers?

When you arrive for you initial consultation at our state-of-the-art office, our incredible team and talented doctors will examine your teeth and create a plan for the procedure. Impressions and images may be taken to help the process. Your customized veneers will be created in a laboratory by our professional team. We will have you back for a follow-up appointment so we can bond the veneers to your teeth and give you an amazing smile. It may be necessary to remove some enamel from your tooth before the bonding process, but the entire procedure is completely painless. After bonding, we will polish off the veneers and make any necessary adjustments. When complete, you will walk out of our office with a celebrity-like, glowing smile.

Achieve Your Dream Smile

Don’t you think it’s time to correct your dental imperfections and achieve a beautiful, white smile? Contact our office and schedule an appointment with our incredible staff. We happily accept all patients who live in Massapequa Park, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the neighboring cities.

Improving Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry

June 28, 2013

shutterstock_58106728Are you no longer impressed by your smile when you look in the mirror? Do you wish your smile looked more attractive but aren’t sure where to start? At South Shore Dental Care, we can improve your smile with a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Cosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe any dental procedure that changes the appearance of your teeth and smile. If your teeth are crooked, misshaped, misaligned, or discolored, we can help. Teeth whitening can remove stains and brighten your smile, while porcelain veneers can cover chips, cracks and misaligned teeth. If your tooth is damaged or decayed we can repair it with a CEREC One-Hour Crown, and if your teeth are crooked we can correct them with Invisalign.

As an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Dr. Dory Stutman is a highly skilled professional ready to improve your smile. He can create a treatment plan to help your smile achieve its full potential. Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile. Give us a call today to see how we can help you smile brighter than ever before.

At South Shore Dental Care, we’re committed to providing our patients with a wide array of dental services, high-quality cosmetic dentistry, and up to the minute dental technology. Our Massapequa dental office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Improve Your Smile with Minimal or No-Prep Porcelain Veneers

April 17, 2013

veneersAre you dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile? Are your teeth yellowed, stained or worn? Do you have cracks, chips, or gaps in your smile? Are your teeth crooked, misshaped or misaligned? Any or all of these concerns can be addressed with porcelain veneers from South Shore Dental Care.

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of high-quality porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth. This cosmetic dentistry procedure allows us to change the physical appearance of your smile. This is a simple, yet often dramatic, method to improve your smile.

We try to use minimal or no-preparation veneers whenever possible. Traditional porcelain veneers require us to remove some of the tooth structure to accommodate the thickness of the veneers. We prefer to use extremely thin veneer solutions that require little to no removal of tooth structure. This allows us to be conservative with our treatments and keep as much of your existing tooth structure as possible.

We offer Lumineers, DaVinci Veneers, and DURAthins to improve your smile. These are all minimal or no-prep options. The more of your natural tooth structure that remains, the healthier and stronger your teeth are. Also, this gives you the option of removing your veneers in the future.

If you want to improve your smile, porcelain veneers could be a great solution for you. We offer minimal or no-prep solutions as well to make the process even easier. If you want to freshen up your smile, give us a call to see if this could be the right solution for your smile.

At South Shore Dental Care, we’re committed to providing our patients with a wide array of dental services, high-quality cosmetic dentistry, and up to the minute dental technology. Our Massapequa dental office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Get Twice the Expertise for Your Teeth in Massapequa, NY

January 30, 2013

In a recent blog post, we briefly mentioned at the end that here at South Shore Dental Care, we offer something very few other practices can – two dentists of different focuses who can consult together on your diagnoses and procedures. Today, we’d like to elaborate a little on what this could mean for you and your smile. At our Massapequa, NY office, we understand that you certainly don’t have the time to visit several dentists in order to assure you’re getting the best care available. We want to help you feel comfortable with our services and completely informed about what we can offer you, without you even having to leave the comfort of your computer chair!

Twice the support, twice the skill

While our husband-wife team offers a variety of procedures, from family dentistry to restorative procedures to multiple sedation techniques, they both focus on specific areas of dental care, meaning that you get a double-helping of expertise whenever you come in for care. Dr. Dory Stutman can offer you five-star cosmetic care, while Dr. Khalida Stutman specializes in orthodontic treatment.

Although dentists are experienced and well-trained professionals, when it comes to tough or tricky cases, it can help to have another qualified opinion available to you. After all, two heads is better than one!  At South Shore Dental Care, you won’t ever have to worry about needing a second opinion. It’s already available right here in our office, with both doctors looking and consulting on your specific issues and needs.

In addition, by being able to combine orthodontics with other treatment, we’ll able to offer you very conservative treatment. When having porcelain veneers fitted, you’ll have minimal or even no preparation veneers, enamel shaping, or bonding. This can be a big help to patients, especially those who are concerned about drilling or sensitivity.

Here at South Shore Dental Care, we’re committed to providing you with the most effective and informed service available. You’ll be back to sharing your smile with the world in no time!  Call our office today to schedule your consultation appointment. In addition to Massapequa, we also serve patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.

AACD-Accredited Care in Massapequa, NY

January 2, 2013

Here at South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa, we’ve got big news to share with our patients. Dr. Dory Stutman has passed the last clinical exam needed to become accredited in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (the AACD)! While he still has an oral exam to take before his accreditation is made official, this is big news.

What does that mean, exactly?

Accreditation by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is an important goal for a cosmetic dentist. For one, it shows that he or she has the skills, expertise, and dedication needed to provide his patients with the best care available. In addition, the AACD provides its members with many opportunities to further their dental education, from conferences to an online journal to several opportunities for virtual learning. In the ever-evolving world of dental techniques and procedures, keeping up-to-date with new information is key. Now, Dr. Stutman will have new and more easily available resources open to him, allowing him to continually update his service for you, his patients.

Plus, it isn’t an easy group to become a part of, by any means. In all of Long Island, only three other dentists besides Dr. Stutman are AACD accredited, out of well over 500 practices in business today. In Nassau county, that number narrows down to only one other dentist. Pretty impressive, right?

Congratulations to Dr. Stutman for his accomplishment! Here at South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa, we’d like to remind you that we offer expert cosmetic dental services along with top-notch orthodontic treatment. With the husband-wife team of Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman, patients will have essentially two dentists consulting on their treatment, resulting in a quicker turnaround time for treatments such as veneers, enamel shaping, and bonding.

We’re ready to bring a smile to your face! Call our office today to schedule your consultation appointment. In addition to Massapequa, we also serve patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.

Get the Smile of Your Dreams with Cosmetic Dentistry from the Luminous Smile

May 2, 2011

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Do you look in the mirror and wish you had a straighter, more vibrant smile? Our Massapequa office offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry services to help. Whether you’re simply looking for whiter teeth or need a complete smile makeover, Dr. Dory Stutman can help.

And because choosing the right cosmetic service without knowing what the end result will look like can be intimidating, we’re making the whole process easier with digital imaging. Now you can know what the final results will look like before you even begin, no matter what procedure you’re considering.

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